As space exploration develops further, scientists and engineers are innovating more outlandish ways for humans to survive beyond our planet. What was once magic becomes science as experts think outside the box and brilliantly repurpose resources in closed environments, such as … [Read more...] about Refueling on Mars: making biofuel from astronaut wastewater
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Here at The Optimist Daily, we like to report on the great feats of human kind, including our adventures in space. An incredible thing in recent news is that the James Webb telescope finally set off from Earth to travel up into the universe, with the mission of transforming how … [Read more...] about Webb telescope reaches its destination and turns on its camera
The red giant Mars has fascinated humans for many years, due to its intriguing habitable climate, the possibility for ancient life, and interesting findings of water and methane. The planet only aligns with Earth well enough for interplanetary launch once every 26 months. … [Read more...] about Who made it to Mars in 2021?
Planet Earth's trash is more than enough for us to deal with, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about the mess we've left behind in space. Space junk presents a potential threat to functioning spacecraft because not only is there plenty of it (tens of thousands of pieces … [Read more...] about 3 Smart solutions to space junk
For the first time in more than a decade, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now seeking new astronauts. This time, however, the agency will put inclusivity at the forefront of the draft process, hoping to make the future of space exploration more representative. In an effort to … [Read more...] about The European Space Agency is seeking to hire astronauts with disabilities